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Posted on June 13, 2023
Hardwood floors are a timeless addition to any home, but they require proper maintenance to preserve their beauty and durability. One effective method of caring for your wood floors is oiling. This not only enhances the natural beauty of the wood but also offers protection against damage. This guide will take you through the process of wood floor oiling, and by the end, you’ll have the knowledge to undertake this task with confidence.
Wood floor oiling plays a vital role in the maintenance of your hardwood floor. Here are some reasons why:
The first step in the process is selecting the right oil. Consider factors like your floor’s wood type, the desired finish, and your lifestyle.
Before you start, gather all the necessary supplies. You’ll need:
Start by thoroughly cleaning your floor. Remove dust and debris using a vacuum cleaner or broom. Afterward, mop the floor using a mild detergent. Make sure the floor is completely dry before proceeding.
If your floor was previously treated and needs refreshing, or if it has scratches, consider sanding. This helps to open up the wood pores and remove any old finish, allowing the oil to penetrate better.
Stir the oil well before applying to ensure the ingredients are well mixed. Apply the oil evenly using a brush or roller, working in the direction of the wood grain. Apply the oil liberally, ensuring it soaks into the wood.
Allow the oil to soak into the wood. This process can take between 15 minutes and an hour, depending on the oil type and wood species.
After the oil has sufficiently soaked into the wood, use a clean, lint-free cloth to wipe off any excess oil. This step is essential because any oil that hasn’t penetrated the wood can become sticky and create an uneven finish.
Depending on the type of oil and the condition of your floor, additional coats may be necessary. Always wait until the previous coat is dry before applying the next one.
After oiling your wood floor, it’s essential to follow the correct aftercare procedures to maintain its beauty and durability.
Wood floor oiling is a practical way to enhance the natural beauty of your wood floors and offer them protection against wear and tear. By choosing the right oil, properly preparing your floor, and following the correct oiling and aftercare procedures, you can keep your hardwood floors in pristine condition for many years. So, roll up your sleeves, and let’s bring out the best in your hardwood floors!
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This organic finish not only adds beauty to your home but also has exceptional water-repellent characteristics, making it easier to clean and maintain.
This natural floor finish offers the softest and most mellow appearance – and leaves your floor able to breath.
Using soft buffing machines (and hand-polishing where required) will bring a wonderful sheen to your newly-finished floor.
We offer a full assessment of your wooden floors to determine what repairs are needed to provide the perfect working surface for the later stages of sanding, staining and sealing.
We offer a comprehensive restoration process designed to address floors that are improperly fitted or damaged over time through wear and tear.
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